Can training memory and attention on a home computer-task reduce spatial awareness problems after stroke?
Researchers at University College London say that stroke care needs to be centralised in large specialist units in a radical shake-up of hospitals.
If you or someone you know has had a stroke, you’ll understand the impact it can have on daily life, from mobility problems and communication difficulties to emotional changes. You’re not alone. Come along to your local stroke club and meet others who’ve been affected by stroke. You’ll be able to share your experiences and tips for dealing with stroke, as well as enjoying a range of activities.
Following a stroke, some patients and their relatives describe dissatisfaction with the information they receive about the patient’s outlook for recovery. This study aims to create an intervention for stroke unit staff, which can help them better address the issue.
The Stroke Association's response to the latest National Clinical Guideline for Stroke (2016) produced by the Intercollegiate Stroke Working Party of the Royal College of Physicians of London.
This research aims to improve outcomes for Intracerebral Haemorrhage (ICH) patients by developing new emergency treatments to reduce swelling in the brain after ICH, and improving the care they receive.
Made in collaboration with patients and staff, a goal-setting tool should be produced which is helpful to use on stroke rehabilitation units.
Thrombolysis, where drugs are injected into the blood to break up a blood clot, is one of the main treatments used to treat people who are having a stroke caused by a clot. Currently a drug called alteplase is used in thrombolysis. But the researchers think that another drug, called tenecteplase, may be more effective than alteplase. This study will investigate if this is the case.
This project aims to develop and test a repetitive functional task practice (RFTP) therapy programme. Research physiotherapists will develop the programme in conjunction with stroke unit staff and patients.
Postgraduate Fellow: Mr Graham McClelland (TSA PGF 2015-01)